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Ricky Burns intends to put challenger Terence Crawford under timberland uk non stop pressure to ensure he wins his toughest world title defence yet in Glasgow tonight.
The Scot battled with a broken jaw for 10 roun timberland uk ds to retain his WB timberland uk O world lightweight belt with a controversial draw over Raymundo Beltran in September.
He said: “In all his fights, Crawford’s been able to do what he wants, because he is such a slick boxer. But how is he going to like it when I am in his face for 12 rounds at a pace that he is not used to?
“I know when it comes down to it, I can go to war at full pelt for 12 rounds and we’ll see if he can match that. I wanted the Beltran rematch but the WBO had other ideas so we had no option but to face Terence.”
Elsewhere, James DeGale faces Dutchman Gevorg Khatchikian in Bristol on Saturday in a warm up for a WBC world super middleweight title eliminator, insisting he’s fully fit after injuries.
He aims to face Sweden’s Badou Jack in May and said: “I’m going to get serious now because for the past 18 months I haven’t been fit but I’m feeling great now and you’re going to see a proper performance.”